14 November 2017 – Intervention Evening for Parents, Carers & Students
w/c 4 & 11 December 2017 – PPEs
2 January 2018 – Year 11 Conferences
16 January 2018 – Parents’ Evening (subjects)
24 February 2018 – Year 11 Saturday Schools commence
w/c 5 & 12 March 2018 – PPEs (Round 2)
27 March 2018 – Intervention Evening for Parents, Carers & Students
dtbc May 2018 – Public exams begin
Throughout the academic year and particularly during the exam period Academy staff are always available to support students and their families.
During the summer exam period we arrange a timetable of before, during and after school revision sessions as well as weekends and half term intervention classes. Students should ensure they take full advantage of all the additional opportunities to help maximise their grades.
Please remember that staff are also available to support any student, or their family members, suffering from exam anxiety or stress.
Where should my child revise?
Unsurprisingly the revision environment is critically important component in ensuring that a revision session is productive. It is vital that the revision environment is as quiet, calm and pleasant as possible: It`s essential to keep a positive attitude when working. Staying positive affects people`s ability to work efficiently and their ability to revise over long periods of time. All students at the academy are welcome to stay under supervision in either their own school or within the William Morris building until 4pm every evening, if they have no specific period 8 intervention sessions that day.
How long should they be revising for?
Every year 11 student at this point in the academic year should spend at least 2 hours each evening revising for the pre-public examinations; one of these hours includes the period 8 sessions that they are attending. The remaining hour should be spent revising material from two other subjects they are studying (30 mins each).
How should my child revise?
There are a wide variety of ways in which your child can revise depending on the subjects and your child’s favoured learning style (one size does not fit all). Students may decide to sit and read quietly, use exam papers to practice, some enjoy having a more hands-on approach-rewriting notes, making flash cards, creating mind maps and others prefer to use online tools like a video, interactive educational websites, using applications [apps] on their phone etc. Different approaches to revising should be encouraged as it is a good way of students spicing up their revision session, making it more interesting which subsequently will keep them interested and allow them to concentrate for longer periods of time.
It is important for parents/carers to be quite hands on so please do have a glance over revision cards they may have produced, concept maps/diagrams, notes, if they are reading maybe try testing them on simple What? When? Where? Why? How? questions to help push your child even further.
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All students will be provided with subject specific areas for focus and subject examination revision packs/booklets. Revision guides have also been provided to students in some subjects. Please check that your child has these important resources.